Los Angeles, California (CA) Trails & Maps

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  • Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 18.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail passes through the heart of Mission Viejo from South Laguna to Rancho Santa Margarita along an 18.5-mile corridor. The paved trail features many parks in Orange County, with plenty of rest areas and kiosks ...
  • Alton Ave to Orange Street Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Running alongside an active railroad line, this trail primarily serves the recreational needs of local residents and commuters. DIFFICULTY: Easy FOOD: There are no restaurants, grocery stores, or picnic sites along the trail. There are, ...
  • Arroyo Seco Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Arroyo Seco Bike Path runs about 2 miles between South Pasadena and northeast Los Angeles, offering views of the LA skyline and the distant mountains. It begins on the north side of Pasadena Avenue and travels a short distance west to meet ...
  • Ballona Creek Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    ATTENTION: The path from National Boulevard to Duquesne Avenue is now open; however, it may be periodically closed through 2012 because of the construction of the Expo Light Rail Line. The Ballona Creek Bike Path follows the channelized Ballona ...
  • Bellflower Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bellflower Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail (signed: Bellflower Bike Trail) is a new 2.3 mile blacktop multipurpose rail trail, which was dedicated in November 2009. It follows the Right of Way of the old Pacific Electric Railway (the Red Cars) ...
  • Browns Canyon Wash Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

  • Bud Turner Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.84 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Woodchips

    Experience the easy life of the West Coast on Orange County's Bud Turner Trail. Set in a quiet neighborhood in the city of Fullerton, the trail is ideal for all types of trail use and uniquely caters to equestrian use. The trail connects to ...
  • Castaways Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This little trail has expansive views of the mountains, ocean, Upper Newport Bay and the Newport Harbor. Much of the 1-mile path runs along the bluffs in Castaways Park and the trail offers several overlooks to take in the scenery. Both tails ...
  • Chandler Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chandler Bikeway is a jewel tucked nicely into a Burbank neighborhood. The bikeway begins as a well-maintained corridor that runs in the median between the lanes of traffic on Chandler Boulevard. The trail sits on top of the old Burbank ...
  • Compton Creek Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Compton Creek Bike Path crosses the city of Compton along the east bank of Compton Creek, providing precious open space access to the urban neighborhoods along the way. Compton Creek itself is a tributary to the Los Angeles River and is ...
  • Coyote Creek Trail (Los Alamitos to La Mirada)

    State: CA
    Length: 9.75 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Coyote Creek Trail connects to the San Gabriel River Trail on the southern end, and follows the chanellized bank of the creek through residential and industrial neighborhoods with limited natural connections. A good transportation or commute ...
  • Culver City Median Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The nicely landscaped median park that holds the Culver City rail-trail is mostly frequented by local residents, but also is long enough to give runners or walkers a good workout. DIFFICULTY: Easy FOOD: There are small markets and restaurants ...
  • Duarte Bike Trail (Duarte Multipurpose Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Duarte Bike Trail (a.k.a. Duarte Multipurpose Path) is made up of paved and parallel dirt trails. Connecting a park, a school and a hospital, it is a wonderful example of a recreation path, transportation corridor and safe route to school. ...
  • Electric Avenue Median Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Grass

    If you believe the setting makes the trail, you wouldn't quibble with the brevity of the Electric Avenue Meridian Park rail-trail. The path is ensconced in a beautifully maintained linear park and offers easy access to a spectacular Southern ...
  • Exposition Line

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 12.2 miles
    Surface:

    The Exposition corridor connects the Santa Monica coastline and Culver City in the West to Downtown LA and the University of Southern California on the East. The first phase is from Downtown to Culver City is now open, but this section is primarily ...
  • Fillmore Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This short rail-trail begins at the Fillmore end of the historic Fillmore & Western Railway. The dynamic collection of railroad cars clustered around the stating - including one that houses a museum - is the highlight of the route. DIFFICULTY: Easy FOOD: There ...
  • Freeway Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A freeway runs alongside it. High tension lines run over it. The San Diego Freeway is south of it. The neighborhoods with their sound walls are north of it. The eastern portion is stark and open. The western portion has its own sound wall and ...
  • Griffith Park

    State: CA
    Length: 53 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    Los Angeles' Griffith Park has more than 4,107 acres of preserved natural land for recreating, including hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The park is located in the eastern Santa Monica Mountain amid a landscape of semiarid chaparral foothills ...
  • Hermosa Valley Greenbelt

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Woodchips

    In the hustle and bustle of the greater Los Angeles area, the Hermosa Valley Greenbelt provides a cool, peaceful escape that is just minutes from the beach. This 3.5-mile trail nestled in a greenway of lush vegetation and flowers seems almost ...
  • Hicks Canyon Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

    The Hicks Canyon Trail is a short but scenic 2.28 mile blacktop trail along the landscaped Hicks Canyon Wash. It starts at the Peters Canyon Wash Trail near Hicks Canyon Community Park and climbs up the wash to end on Portola Parkway just west ...
  • Jeffrey Open Space Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Jeffrey Open Space Trail has won awards for its landscaping and innovative design of incorporating a series of intaglio panels in the concrete bed of the trail. The panels take you through a history of the Irvine Ranch, from the early days ...
  • Juanita Cooke Greenbelt

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Woodchips

    The Juanita Cooke Greenbelt is a wonderful escape from the often-busy streets and highways of Orange County. This 2.5-mile trail in Fullerton connects some of the area's quiet neighborhoods with the downtown area, making it a great commuter ...
  • LARIO Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The LARIO Trail extends along the southern reaches of the channelized LA River, providing a trail corridor through a variety of natural and industrial landscapes and connecting riders to the ocean in Long Beach. The vision for the trail network ...
  • Long Beach Greenbelt (Pacific Electric Right of Way)

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Long Beach Greenbelt is also known as the Pacific Electric Right-of-Way, a narrow strip of dirt trail running between N. Loma Avenue at E. 11th Street and Park Avenue at E. 4th Street. The 1-mile trail cuts a diagonal path through open space ...
  • Los Angeles River Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This 7-mile trail is part of the Los Angeles River Greenway. The Los Angeles River is 51 miles long, starting at the Western end of the San Fernando Valley and flowing into the Pacific Ocean in Long Beach. There are plans to build trails, parks ...
  • Los Angeles River Trail (Project segment)

    State: CA
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface:

    When completed, the Los Angeles River Trail will connect several disjointed trails, to complete a unified 52-mile corridor leading from the San Fernando Valley, south to the ocean. Looking to piece together the Orange Line (giving access to ...
  • Lower Sam Merrill Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Lower Sam Merrill Trail (also referred to simply as the Sam Merrill Trail) is named for a man who was inspired by John Muir and committed to preservation. Merrill was on the National Board of Directors of the Sierra Club in the 1930s and ...
  • Metro Orange Line Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 18.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Metro Orange Line Bike Path is an 18-mile rail-trail paralleling Metro's Orange Line rapid busway in the northern neighborhoods of Los Angeles. It stretches from North Hollywood to Chatsworth along the former Southern Pacific Railroad Burbank ...
  • Mission City Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Mission City Bike Trail passes through the small city of San Fernando along the active metrolink tracks, roughly paralleling San Fernando Blvd. The trail connects residential neighborhoods to the commercial uses along San Fernando and parks ...
  • Mt. Lowe Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 5.8 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    The Mount Lowe Railway was created as a scenic tourist line to bring visitors to see Mount Lowe and Echo Mountain. The railway opened in 1893 and stopped services in 1938. Interestingly, the railway was the only scenic mountain electric traction ...
  • North Redondo Beach Bikeway

    State: CA
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This is a small section of the North Redondo Beach Bikeway. The bikeway goes from Anza Ave and 190th st to the MTA Redondo Beach Green Line Station on Marine Ave. Be warned that most of this bikeway is along streets without bikelanes. For this ...
  • Oceanfront Boardwalk

    State: CA
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Oceanfront Boardwalk begins in West Newport Beach at the end of 38th Street and runs nearly 3 miles down the Balboa Peninsula. Along the way, trail-goers will find restaurants, dory fishermen, upscale beachfront housing, and views of ocean ...
  • Orange Blossom Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface:

    From Redlands Conservancy website: Pieces of the future Orange Blossom Rail Trail have been constructed along the flood control channel between Nevada and Tennessee, and along the flood control channel south of Jennie David Park between New ...
  • Pacific Electric Bicycle Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A neighborhood trail of the first order, the Pacific Electric Bicycle Trail links well-kept middle-class neighborhoods on either side of tree-lined Maple Street. DIFFICULTY: Easy. FOOD: There are no restaurants or grocery stores along ...
  • Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 18.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail is a great commuter and recreation trail in western San Bernadino valley, with expansive views and connections to community centers and parks. The trail follows the old Pacific Electric Railway, which ...
  • Palos Verdes

    State: CA
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    This is a short hike along the coast of Point Vicente. The hike starts at Point Vicente Interpretive Center, which is open daily for tours and is a great place to watch winter whale migration or view Catalina Island. Picnic tables are available ...
  • Palos Verdes Loop

    State: CA
    Length: 24 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Over half of the miles are along the Pacific Ocean. Great route to build both time in the saddle as well as a great cumulative verticle workout.
  • Peters Canyon Wash Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Peters Canyon Wash Trail is one segment of the Mountains to the Sea Trail - which runs 22 miles from Wier Canyon down to the Upper Newport Bay. It's a nice ride in its own right and even better when combined with the San Diego Creek Trail ...
  • Salt Creek Trail (CA)

    State: CA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Salt Creek Trail is an approximately 12 ft wide multipurpose trail in both concrete and blacktop with a center stripe plus an equestrian trail in places. It has more arms than an octopus. There are two sections and several branches. This ...
  • San Diego Creek Bikeway

    State: CA
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The San Diego Creek Bikeway is the spine of the City of Irvine's system of Class 1 bikeways and Class II bike lanes. It begins in Newport Beach and joins Back Bay Loop Trail where San Diego Creek empties into the Upper Newport Bay under the ...
  • San Fernando Road Metrolink Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface:

    Broken into three phases, this bike path is partially completed. The San Fernando Road Bike Path follows the Metrolink light rail tracks which are already in place. With a completed 1.75 mile section servicing the San Fernando Metrolink stop, ...
  • San Francisquito Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4.36 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail provides many communities a N-S corridor which connection neighborhoods with schools, parks, retail and additional trails. Terminating near Legacy Christian Academy, this trail serves many commuting students. With beautiful vistas ...
  • San Gabriel - Santa Ana River Connector Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 12.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    This popular trail runs along the coastline and acts as a connector between the San Gabriel River Trail and the Santa Ana River Trail. There are approximately 2.5 miles of on-road and bike-lane, mostly between Seal Beach and Sunset Beach. The ...
  • San Gabriel River Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 38 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The San Gabriel River Trail extends from the base of the San Gabriel Mountains all the way to the Pacific Ocean. A key component to LA's transportation infrastructure, the trail will eventually connect to the Rio Hondo and Whittier Greenway ...
  • Santa Ana River Trail (Orange County)

    State: CA
    Length: 30 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Santa Ana River trail is a 12-foot wide path following the cement-lined Santa Ana River. The trail runs between SR 1/E. Pacific Coast Highway at Huntington Beach and SR 71/Corona Freeway just northwest of Corona. The popular trails links ...
  • Santa Ana River Trail (San Bernardino)

    State: CA
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Santa Ana River trail is a 12-foot wide path following the cement-lined Santa Ana River. The San Bernardino portion of the trail runs between Arlington Avenue, where Norco and Riverside meet, and Waterman Avenue in San Bernardino. The trail ...
  • Santa Clara River Trail (Chuck Pontius Commuter Rail Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 7.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Santa Clara River Trail follows the Santa Clara River, Los Angeles County's last, for the most part, unchanneled river. The trail connects the City of Santa Clarita's four communities: Newhall, Saugus, Canyon Country and Valencia. It includes ...
  • Santa Monica Beach and South Bay Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 21 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Quintessential Southern California, this trail is featured in hundreds of TV shows and movies. Whether you are here on vacation, or live nearby and want to feel like you are on vacation, it is a great way to explore the many personalities of ...
  • Santiago Creek Bike Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Santiago Creek Bike Trail is a scenic urban ride up a portion of Santiago Creek from beneath I-5 northeast to Collins Avenue. From Collins Avenue, the trail heads south to parallel E. Prospect Avenue then picks up Bond Avenue to Hewes Street, ...
  • Shady Canyon Trail Loop

    State: CA
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    You have choices. You can ride the Shady Canyon Trail starting at Quail Hill Trailhead. In 4.05 miles you will reach the far end at an intersection and wonder "What next? You can ride the Shady Canyon Trail plus Loop and return to Quail Hill ...
  • Sierra Highway Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 7.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sierra Highway Bike Path runs between the Metrolink tracks and Sierra Highway, connecting the communities of Palmdale and Lancaster. The path helps commuters access the Metrolink stations and also provide a recreational route for residents. ...
  • South Fork Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 8.32 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail provides many of Santa Clarita's residential communities with access to the area's great trails. Easily accessible by Placertia Jr. High School near its southern end, this additionally provides additional school transit options for ...
  • Southern Avenue Greenway

    State: CA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Open space is precious in South Gate, and this greenway that runs under the power lines provides an off street walking and biking route, as well as play areas for the community. There are numerous street crossings, so caution is needed at the ...
  • The Shoreline Pedestrian Bikeway

    State: CA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    View, views, views! Have we got views! On a scale of 5, we have 6-7 stars of views. Views across Long Beach Harbor, the cranes of the container port and Palos Verdes beyond. Views down the beach to the mouth of the San Gabriel River. Views ...
  • Tracks at Brea

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Currently under construction, the Brea Rail-Trail project ultimately will run through a 3-mile corridor of newly acquired Union Pacific tracks in the city of Brea. The first phase of the construction will connect the Brea Canyon Channel bikeway ...
  • Turtle Rock Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Turtle Rock Trail is a short (2.63 miles) but aerobic workout up and down a series of concrete bike/walks (11 wide bikeway and sidewalk combined) which climb through green belts up, over and down the eastern ridge of Turtle Rock. You enjoy ...
  • Tustin Branch Trail - Newport Avenue

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail is a sidepath along Newport Ave. that leads to shopping centers and can be combined with other trails in the area for active transportation opportunities. There are several major streets with signals that interrupt the flow of the ...
  • Tustin Branch Trail - Wanda Road

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This segment of the Tustin Branch Trail follows along Wanda Road from Villa Park Road, linking the bike lanes on Villa Park with the Santiago Creek Bikeway, northeast of E. Walnut Avenue. The trail follows a disused rail line that once serviced ...
  • Tustin Trail - Esplanade Ave

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    If you are looking for a quick escape from the smog and traffic of Southern California, take a trip along the Tustin Trail – Esplanade Avenue. This short trail winds through quiet, palm-tree filled neighborhoods of Tustin in Orange County. Feel ...
  • University Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The 3.35 mile University Trail ascends the Sand Canyon Wash beginning at the San Diego Creek Trail. It runs the length of the William Mason Regional Park in the wash along University Drive to end at the trail junction at the Jeffrey Overpass. ...
  • Venta Spur Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Venta Spur Trail is a 3.31 mile trail along the roadbed of a former rail spur. In 1916 the spur served the Frances Packing House on the Irvine Ranch. Today it serves the local neighborhoods. The western portion is shaded and lushly landscaped. ...
  • Victoria Avenue Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 6.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Victoria Avenue Bike Path parallels a scenic parkway dotted with palm trees that was built in 1892 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The northeastern end of the trail offers a peaceful ride through charming Riverside ...
  • Walnut Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This great trail shares a wide corridor with an active railroad line, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe route, through a section of Orange County known for producing oranges and strawberries. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad line originally ...
  • Watts Towers Crescent Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass, Woodchips

    This is a extremely short rail-trail that parallels an existing rail line in the vicinity of the Watts Towers Art center, home of the striking and unique sculptures know as the Watts Towers. DIFFICULTY: Easy FOOD: There are no restaurants ...
  • West Irvine Trail/Peters Canyon Bikeway

    State: CA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    To the rider, the West Irvine Trail and the Peters Canyon Bikeway are one continuous trail with two names in two cities. Both are dual track trails with a blacktop lane for bikes and a decomposed granite track for the joggers and equestrians. Together, ...
  • West Santa Ana Branch/ Pacific Electric Corridor

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface:

    The Pacific Electric Right-of-Way (PE ROW) / West Santa Ana Branch Corridor is a railroad right-of-way that extends for approximately 20 miles between the City of Paramount in Los Angeles County and the City of Santa Ana in Orange County. The ...
  • Westminster Hoover Street Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The trail is not actually on railroad property, but is immediately adjacent to an active Southern Pacific rail right-of-way and crosses an active U.S. Navy rail facility. Three transportation corridors run along Hoover Street between Bolsa ...
  • Whittier Greenway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Whittier Greenway Trail occupies part of an abandoned railroad right-of-way in its namesake town, running parallel to Whittier Boulevard and Lambert Road between Mills Avenue and Pioneer Boulevard near I-605. An active rail line travels ...
  • Woodbridge Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The 2.91 mile Woodbridge Trail, while short, is the most scenic of the Irvine bike trails. Views of the two lakes and mountains unfold around each bend. Its a great ride for families and kids  and that is what you will find there, so, while ...
  • Yorba Linda Recreational Trails

    State: CA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    A Class I Recreational Trail, with parallel equestrian path, mostly built along an old El Cajon irrigation canal, goes above Philips Paxton Equestrian Center , weaving through the back yards in interesting horse country, a big succulent garden, ...
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